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The Little Prince
50€ 1/4 Oz Gold Coin - The Little Prince is his Masterpiece - Proof Quality Yeardate 2021

€725.00
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Diameter 22 mm
Metal GOLD 999‰
Weight 7.78 g
Qualité Proof
La qualité "Belle Épreuve" est la plus haute qualité numismatique devant les qualités "Brillant Universel" (BU) et "courante". Une pièce belle épreuve est une pièce obtenue au moyen de coins et de flans spécialement préparés et de conditions de frappe particulières, de sorte que les motifs de gravure ressortent avec une grande netteté et que la surface est sans défaut. Les fonds de la gravure sont extrêmement brillants, les reliefs sont matés.
Mintage 2000
Millésime 2021
Valeur faciale 50€
Published first in the United States in 1943 and then in France in 1946, The Little Prince is Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's best-known work. This poetic and philosophical tale is an editorial phenomenon that is no less than the most widely read and b...
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The Little Prince 50€ 1/4 Oz Gold Coin - The Little Prince is his Masterpiece Proof Quality Yeardate 2021
€725.00

    Description

    Published first in the United States in 1943 and then in France in 1946, The Little Prince is Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's best-known work. This poetic and philosophical tale is an editorial phenomenon that is no less than the most widely read and best-known work of French literature in the world. In 2021, the Little Prince will celebrate his 75th birthday.

    The face of the coin highlights The Little Prince sitting on the edge of his book. The back of the coin represents the planet on which the Little Prince is sitting, as well as the stars and other planets. The title "The Little Prince" and the “RF” mention are also visible on this side.

    The reverse features the logo for the 75th anniversary of the Little Prince. The title of the book "The Little Prince" is available in several languages: French, English, German and Japanese.

    The Collection

    For the 75th anniversary of the Little Prince publication in France, Monnaie de Paris presents a series of coins and a mini-medal to celebrate the original work of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.
    The little prince
    The little prince on the moon
    The little prince and the fox

    Our craftman

    • THE ENGRAVER

      Trained at the best schools, they have the years of experience behind them necessary to master all aspects of the craft. Using industrial oil-based modelling clay and working from a design executed freehand or with CAD software, they skilfully fashion a low relief model in order to enhance the engraving and the way it catches the light. They work alternately with concave and convex plaster moulds until satisfied they have achieved the best 3D rendering of the design.

    • THE MINTER

      The first minters began to ply their trade in France when striking with a hammer appeared in the 4th century BC. Nowdays, minsters use press instead of a hammer. Their knowledge of dies, engraving and metals, and their expertise - passed seamlessly down from one generation to the next for centuries - guarantees the excellence of their work.